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Title China boys : how U.S. relations with the PRC began and grew : a personal memoir / Nicholas Platt.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : New Academia Pub. : Vellum, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 366 pages) : illustrations
Series ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy series ; v. 38
ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy series ; v. 38.
Note "An ADST-DACOR dipolmats and diplomacy book."
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-349) and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Subject Platt, Nicholas.
Asia Society.
Platt, Nicholas.
Asia Society.
Ambassadors -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Foreign relations -- China.
China -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-
United States.
Since 1945
Genre Biographies.
Contents Contents -- Prologue -- Notes on Sources -- 1 Choosing Diplomacy -- 2 Choosing China -- 3 Learning the Chinese -- 4 Watching China -- 5 The Cultural Revolution -- 6 Signs and Signals -- 7 Office Manager for the Secretary of State -- 8 Preparing for China -- 9 China at Last: Nixon in Beijing -- 10 Trouble in the U.S. Delegation -- 11 Birth of the Bruce Mission -- 12 The Liaison Office Starts Work -- 13 Shepherd of Sports -- 14 Family Liaison -- 15 Collecting China -- 16 Waiting, Watching, and Welcoming -- 17 The Politics of Music
18 Kissinger Comes19 Death and Departure -- 20 Renewal in Japan -- 21 Becoming an Asia Hand -- 22 The Pentagon Meets the PLA -- 23 America Greets the PLA -- 24 The Perry Mission -- 25 Change and Move On: Fast Forward -- 26 The “Best Embassy on Park Avenue� -- 27 China Boy Redux -- 28 Safe in a Clinch -- Notes -- Index
Summary "China Boys offers a close-up view of the U.S. opening to China and the pioneer days in U.S.-China relations. Diplomat Nicholas Platt describes preparations for the historic Nixon visit to China in 1972, the setting up of America's first resident diplomatic office in the PRC, headed by David Bruce, and the first encounters between Americans and Chinese, including Olympic athletes, orchestra maestros, members of Congress, airplane manufacturers, bankers, scientists, and inner city youths. He further reveals the forging of the first links between the Pentagon and the People's Liberation Army following the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and shows how these ties evolved into today's crucial relationship. He also examines the role played by nongovernmental organizations like the Asia Society in buliding U.S.-China relations."--Page 4 of cover.
Other Title Print version: Platt, Nicholas. China boys. Washington, D.C. : New Academia Pub. : Vellum, 2010